Tutorial Tuesdays

HOW TO: Get in on Sample and Party Missions


Welcome back to Tutorial Tuesdays! We hope last week’s lesson helped you master the ins and outs of navigating the new member experience. Today we’re going to be teaching you how you can qualify for awesome product samplings and rock your Crowdtap sampling missions.

Sample and Party missions are great opportunities to take pictures of you and your friends exploring a product and really let the brand know what you think. In both, brands send a selected group of Tappers some free products to test! Brands are looking to Tappers to act as ambassadors in order to share their products with their friends and spread the word (and of course, provide honest feedback). And if we think you may be a possible fit for a new Sample mission, we’ll send you an email invite to get started! Curious about how this all works and what goes on behind the scenes to get these Crowdkits in your hands? Find out more below the fold.


Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 3.24.55 PMIf you’re an active Tapper and are eligible for a Sample or Party Mission, you’ll receive an email invitation to apply. After you do so, you’ll see a screen notifying you that your entry is pending review.

Tappers are selected based on a variety of factors, including number of flags and the criteria that brands have set for that sampling. We also look at answers from your application and your profile, so make sure you’ve got that 100% filled out! For example, NUTRO™ ROTATIONS™ isn’t tummy-friendly for dogs under a certain weight limit, so we’ll be looking for specific dog owners. Plus, some items may be limited to certain geographic locations based on availability. It varies from mission to mission, so keep an eye out for one that’s perfect for you!

If you’re approved (HOORAY), come back to the mission to RSVP. This is the very last step of your Application phase. Make sure to read our Terms before agreeing in order to participate in your newest mission!

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Then, you’ll see a phase called “Get Your Supplies.” We recommend that Tappers confirm their shipping addresses for us here right after they RSVP. We don’t want that sample pack of NUTRO™ ROTATIONS™ or Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths going to wrong house, right? So do us all a favor and just double check that this info is all in order so we can get your package shipped to you as soon as possible.

Done? Great- sit back, relax, and wait for an email telling you that your Crowdkit has shipped! It may take us about a week to pack and ship your sample, so we really do appreciate your patience! Once we’ve got those tracking numbers, we send out 2 emails:

  1. A general email notifying you that your package is on its way
  2. A custom Welcome Email with your tracking number and important information about your mission, like your report due date and photo ideas


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Once you’ve got your Crowdkit in your hands, come back to your mission to check that baby in under the “Get Your Supplies” phase. Remember, it may take about 1 week for your package to get delivered after you get your emails. You can locate your mission in that crowd’s page or using the link from your Welcome Email.


Pro tip: Look for a gold “Sample Mission” icon on your portal to find your mission! Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 3.27.18 PM
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Oh yeah, and we just want to make sure that you know what’s coming up in your mission. So go ahead and hit “continue” here. Once you’ve both checked in your package and confirmed that you’re ready to try your sample, the rest of your mission will open up!

If you ever get lost on what to do next for your Sample Mission, just click the blue “Continue” button on your mission page. This will automatically direct you to the next thing you have to do for your mission! Plus, clicking the title of your mission will bring you back to your mission page so you can see everything that you need to do to and other important information, like what you’ll receive and when the report is due. And clicking the crowd image will -you guessed it- take you back to your crowd page, so you can see all available actions that Clinique has to offer.

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Now it’s time for the meaty part of your Sample mission! You may have different types of challenges to complete, from a comment to a photo upload, to a review and product rating. Regardless of what order you want to complete these in, just don’t forget to finish your REPORT for us!

Report? What report? Just scroll down a little further…


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Yup, there it is. Your report will consist of a series of multiple choice questions, some open-ended ones, and an option to upload any additional photos from your mission. This helps us wrap up the Sample mission and provide feedback to our partners on how you felt about the product you just sampled!

Be sure to get that report completed for us, because if you don’t….. DUN DUN DUN…. you will be flagged once the mission is closed. And remember what we said above? Flags may impact your eligibility for upcoming Sample missions! Need to contact Support about your Mission? Be sure to do so BEFORE your report deadline so we have time to advise you on how to avoid getting that red flag.Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 1.30.39 PMAll done with your mission? WAY TO GO! Our team is reviewing your report. When we look at reports, we keep an eye out for:

  • Blog posts
  • Detailed feedback and responses to questions
  • Great quality and creative photos

If you submit something spectacular with your mission, we will 100% share it with our partners and you might just see it being featured on their social media! So how does one take said supercalifragilisticexpialidocious photos? You’ll have to wait for our next Tutorial Tuesday to find out!


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Thank you Crowdtap !! I get so excited when I see an “approved” email. Actually I get excited seeing any Crowdtap emails !!

Amber Whitaker

excited to get started! reading the blogs now to get more info on what is next!

Stephanie Sentyz

Very, extremely informative & I’ll definitely take your advice on this & all future Blogger/review endeavors!

angie diaz

I’m so excited about getting my trial package.

rick n darla rand

I’m so excited to get started!


I am soo excited to get started.

Gwen Saft

Thank you Crowdtap! I love the opportunities you give us to try things and give our honest feedback!


I am on disability, so I can’t wait to have something to do! Just the possibility that someone will take my opinion under consideration again thrills me to the point I can’t even explain in words! I can’t wait for my first Crowdkit! I’m going to do such a great job that they won’t be able to wait for my reports! So, here goes on a project that is going to be great for Crowdtap, any brands I review and myself! Let’s get this party started!


I really hope I did everything right! I’m so excited to get this started if I did everything right. Thanks so much!

Sherri Moreland

I look forward to anything I can get for free. Money is tight and without a second income, everything helps.


I really enjoy being a member and actually being picked to host fun parties. Other websites are most definitely not as AWESOME as Crowdtap. Thanks for having me and look forward to more missions. Guess I’ll get to tapping.


Thank you!!


Thank you

Barbara Washington

Thanks, crowdtap.



Chrystal Mendoza

Glad to be a fellow tapper. Can’t wait for my first everything 🙂


I LOVE crowdtap!!!! Thank you for all of the awesome opportunities!!!


Thank you

janna Miles

Great info..THANKS!


Thanks so much for your instructive tip, I can be more confident responding to my missions!


Cant wait to get started! Thank you!!

sabrina mcalpine

Looking forward to starting!

Aulii Maria

I’m looking forward to getting started and sampling products! Thank you crowdtap!


Ok !! Thanks looking forward to the missions


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